Custom Travel Experiences and the Guides Who Give Them
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  • ljgude

    This is the best new kind of job example I have seen on Via Meadia because it fills a recognizable niche and is concrete. oDesk, which a web based employment agency where companies post tasks and contractors advertise their skills and their prices. . It is already happening and is world wide. oDek takes a commission and in return do all the relevant tax and paperwork. I agree this is going to happen in thousands of unanticipated ways.

  • Jim__L

    This is only one segment of the long tail.

    One thing this brings to mind — do services like Yelp allow the “disintermediation” of brand trust? I’m always a little hesitant to try out a new restaurant without a recommendation, often preferring to go with known-quantity brands instead. Yelp provides me with information previously conveyed by the shorthand of a brand, so I try off-brand options more often.

    Does anyone else do the same? Or does anyone have any broader study data that might show this to be a trend?

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